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Lithuania:
Military & Transnational Issues

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Military branches
Definition
Ground Forces, Naval Force, Lithuanian Military Air Forces, National Defense Volunteer Forces (2005)
Military service age and obligation
Definition
19-45 years of age for compulsory military service; 18 years of age for volunteers; 12-month conscript service obligation (2006)
Manpower available for military service
Definition
males age 16-49: 915,187
females age 16-49: 906,097 (2008 est.)
Manpower fit for military service
Definition - World rank and map
males age 16-49: 678,434
females age 16-49: 749,483 (2008 est.)
Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually
Definition
males age 16-49: 25,907
females age 16-49: 24,735 (2008 est.)
Military expenditures - percent of GDP
Definition - World rank and map
1.2% (2006; 1.23% 2007 est.)
Disputes - international
Definition
Lithuania and Russia committed to demarcating their boundary in 2006 in accordance with the land and maritime treaty ratified by Russia in May 2003 and by Lithuania in 1999; Lithuania operates a simplified transit regime for Russian nationals traveling from the Kaliningrad coastal exclave into Russia, while still conforming, as a EU member state having an external border with a non-EU member, to strict Schengen border rules; the Latvian parliament has not ratified its 1998 maritime boundary treaty with Lithuania, primarily due to concerns over potential hydrocarbons; as of January 2007, ground demarcation of the boundary with Belarus was complete and mapped with final ratification documents in preparation
Illicit drugs
Definition
transshipment and destination point for cannabis, cocaine, ecstasy, and opiates from Southwest Asia, Latin America, Western Europe, and neighboring Baltic countries; growing production of high-quality amphetamines, but limited production of cannabis, methamphetamines; susceptible to money laundering despite changes to banking legislation


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